I am sometimes surprised by how passionately academic colleagues will demand to be ‘allowed’ to teach using Teams when for many years they have insisted that only tools designed for educational use were suitable for their pedagogy.
Microsoft sell a lot of software to universities and I am sure they are keen for us to use it in all kinds of ways, a lot.
When the university is considering the future of work and colleagues lobby to stay at home, it is worth getting up to speed on the surveillance tools in business software and reading the fine print of your contract carefully.
Do you have the right to a private life?
Here’s a good podcast: https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2021/jan/06/is-your-boss-spying-on-you-podcast